Jean Monnet Network PEACE, WAR AND THE WORLD IN EUROPEAN SECURITY CHALLENGES POWERS Call for Papers for the Final Conference of POWERS network "Security Perception in Liminal Spaces: Opportunities and Challenges" Dokuz Eylul University
12-13 May 2022
We are honored to hold the final conference of POWERS in Izmir, Turkey on May 12-13, 2022.
“Security Perception in Liminal Spaces: Opportunities and Challenges” is a meeting that aims to reflect on the security themes covered by POWERS throughout its course and discuss the future of security relations between EU and its neighbors in an increasingly interconnected world.
In the growing interaction between actors of different levels in international relations, the existence, relevance, and endurance of liminal spaces of security, ranging from borders to identity, technology, radicalism or health are also increasingly contested and reinvented. Although the internationalization of local conflicts and cooperation have reinforced the ties between local and external actors operating from different levels and familiarized them to the global audiences, it also significantly complicated them. Thus, today’s security issues that preoccupy the scholars and policymakers alike demand in-depth reflection and close attention to understanding the perceptions of relevant actors and their goals. The goal of this conference is to offer a kaleidoscopic view of such complex issues and themes hitherto discussed in previous meetings for better comprehension. Parallel to the goals of POWERS network, and to address the complexity of current security issues faced by EU and its neighbors alike, the conference program is meant to be broad in its thematic framework:
Conference topics include
Classic global security issues:
- o Military threats
- o Warfare between states
- o Border security
- o Terrorism
- o Possession of nuclear weapons.
Unconventional global security issues:
- o Human Security
- o Health Security and Pandemic
- o Irregular Migration
- o Radicalism
- o Food Security
- o Environmental Security disasters
- o Finance Security
- o Energy Security
- o Cyber Security
- o Technology and cybernetics,
- o Drug Trafficking
- o Smuggling
- o Piracy.
We first invite abstract (ca. 300-500 words) and then academic paper submissions (ca. 4000-6000 words) to discuss one of these general themes. Papers with an explicit theoretical framework that would further academic discussions as well as policy recommendations for praxis on international cooperation are particularly welcome.
Deadline for the 300-500 words abstracts is: March 26, 2022
Deadline for the 4000-6000 words full papers is: April 30, 2022
Please e-mail your abstracts and full papers to Sinem Abka firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers of the Conference: DEU Team